By Savannah Summerhill
I love Piglet so much.
Typically my favorite dogs at the shelter are big blocky-headed bulldogs with flapping jowls and giant grins. Piglet is none of those things. She’s smaller than usually fits my bill with a narrow head and a precious piggy tail (which is what inspired her name), but there’s something irresistible about Piglet.
She’s goofy and loves to play. When she’s very excited she comes down with a case of the zoomies and cuts circles in her kennel and drops into play bows. When she’s feeling calmer, she crawls on her tummy from her bed to climb into her person’s lap and gives the cheesiest grin to show her appreciation for the attention. After a little lap time, she promptly flops onto her back for tummy rubs.
She adores tummy time.
is too large, you may have to break it into smaller pieces; she is a lady after all, and she doesn’t want to take too large of a bite. All the while, you can be sure her tail is fully curled and wagging across the top of her hips.
The thing I love the most about Piglet, though, is how far she has come in such a short time. She was pretty timid when I first met her. I gave her her initial exam when she came into the shelter, and she found me and the vaccines I had to give her a little scary. Frightened though she was, she tolerated everything I was doing anyway. By the end of her exam, she hadn’t given me kisses yet but her little tail had gone from straight and low to curled and up high. We were on our way to becoming friends.
them, she’s pleased as punch to go on a walk with her person. She’s so excited now to meet new people, and she greets everyone she comes across with a small smile and a thumping tail.
I believe in Piglet. I believe her goofy nature and loving spirit can get her the perfect home she so desperately needs. She’s had a rough life, and as far as we can tell, she’s never been someone’s best friend.
Piglet has come so far in such a short time. However, Piglet has one more giant hurdle to overcome; she’s heartworm positive.
It’s not her fault, but it makes finding her forever family that much harder due to the expensive nature of the treatment. Piglet is an excellent candidate for our Healing Hearts program. If we can raise $300 to treat her heartworms, I’m sure that her forever family will be right around the corner, ready to scratch her butt, rub her tummy, and encourage the wonderful behaviors she’s beginning to show us.
Piglet is a great dog. She deserves to be healthy and happy and loved.
For more information on Healing Hearts and what heartworms are, please CLICK HERE.
Blog articles are written by staff and volunteers of Southern Pines Animal Shelter.